Kenneth M. Haglund, 88, died in Salem, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
A memorial service honoring his life and service to our country will be held in Isle, Minn., during August 2014.
He was born on the family farm near Opstead, Minn., on Nov. 28, 1924, to Oscar and Anne Haglund. He graduated from Isle High School in 1941 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944. He served in WWII (USS Idaho) and the Korean War (1st Marine Division), joined the Montana National Guard and retired in 1987 as a master sergeant.
In civilian life he was a telegrapher/ticket agent for Great Northern Railroad and Amtrak from 1952-1987 at Glasgow. In 1987 he moved from Glasgow to Isle, and lived at the lake house his parents built on Mille Lacs Lake. He moved to Salem, Va., with his wife, Margret Ann (Hoge) Haglund, in 2006.
He was a member of the Lutheran Church, Elks, VFW and Kiwanis. He enjoyed coin collecting, playing cards, camping and bicycle riding. In Aug. 1971, he made a 900-mile bike trip from Glasgow to Isle to visit his parents – averaging 100 miles a day.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert, and his wife, Margret Ann.
He loved his family and is survived by one son, Randy, and his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Ann Bailey, and her husband, Jim; four grandsons, David and his wife, Lisa, Russ and his wife, Angel, Brian, and his wife, Kristine, and Andrew; six great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Gordon and his wife, Marilyn, Richard and his wife, Lois, and James and his wife, Kathy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Marine Warriors, 10620 E Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75238. Make checks payable to Wounded Marine Warrior Association.